HistoryNet.com RSS
ArmchairGeneral.com RSS

HistoryNet.com Articles
America's Civil War
American History
Aviation History
Civil War Times
MHQ
Military History
Vietnam
Wild West
World War II

ACG Online
ACG Magazine
Stuff We Like
War College
History News
Tactics 101
Carlo D'Este
Books

ACG Gaming
Boardgames
PC Game Reviews

ACG Network
Contact Us
Our Newsletter
Meet Our Staff
Advertise With Us

Sites We Support
HistoryNet.com
StreamHistory.com
Once A Marine
The Art of Battle
Game Squad
Mil. History Podcast
Russian Army - WW2
Achtung Panzer!
Mil History Online

Go Back   Armchair General and HistoryNet >> The Best Forums in History > Books, Film and Media > Film, DVD, and TV

Notices and Announcements

Film, DVD, and TV Discuss the latest movies at the theatre and on DVD, as well as what is on TV. ACG film reviews will also be found here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #4066  
Old 03 Aug 16, 13:53
Karri's Avatar
Karri Karri is offline
General of the Forums
Finland
ACG Ten Year Service Award ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon March Offensive Summer Campaign 
100 Greatest Generals, 2008 Most Decisive Battle Campaign, 2008 Greatest Westerns Campaign Greatest Spy Movies Campaign 
Best Pin-Up Of World War II CWiE 1939-45 Campaign 
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Monterrey
Posts: 9,354
Karri has earned the respect of all [900] Karri has earned the respect of all [900]
Karri has earned the respect of all [900] Karri has earned the respect of all [900] Karri has earned the respect of all [900] Karri has earned the respect of all [900] Karri has earned the respect of all [900] Karri has earned the respect of all [900]
The new independence day movie...it was bad. Like, really really bad. Like, someone took a bucket of **** and threw it on the screen.
__________________
In a swamp scum rises to the top
Reply With Quote
  #4067  
Old 03 Aug 16, 22:58
TacCovert4's Avatar
TacCovert4 TacCovert4 is offline
General of the Forums
United_States
ACG Ten Year Service Award ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon March Offensive Most Significant/Influential Tank Campaign 
Most Significant/Influential Fighter Campaign Most Significant/Influential Multi-Role  Aircraft Tournament 1 of the ACG 2017-2018 Greatest/Best Tank of WW2 Campaign 
CWiE 1939-45 Campaign 
 
Real Name: Dan
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Not Quite Dead Yet
Posts: 14,857
TacCovert4 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] TacCovert4 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] TacCovert4 has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
TacCovert4 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] TacCovert4 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] TacCovert4 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] TacCovert4 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] TacCovert4 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] TacCovert4 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] TacCovert4 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] TacCovert4 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] TacCovert4 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] TacCovert4 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] TacCovert4 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] TacCovert4 has achieved enlightenment [1200+] TacCovert4 has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
Quite. It had potential until it went full retard.

Jason Bourne wasn't bad. It's not something that'll go down in history as a cinematic epic, but it had elements of a good spy thriller, and had all the bits that you liked about the first three Bournes....
__________________
Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene
Reply With Quote
  #4068  
Old 04 Aug 16, 00:57
Tsar's Avatar
Tsar Tsar is offline
General of the Forums
Sinc
ACG Ten Year Service Award ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon 100 Greatest Generals, 2008 Greatest Spy Movies Campaign 
Greatest Blunders Campaign Best Pin-Up Of World War II Most Significant/Influential Tank Campaign Most Significant/Influential Fighter Campaign 
Most Significant/Influential Multi-Role Aircraft C Tournament 1 and preceding Mini-Polls CWiE 1939-45 Campaign 
 
Real Name: David
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Where you least expect
Posts: 8,486
Tsar is simply cracking [600]
Tsar is simply cracking [600] Tsar is simply cracking [600] Tsar is simply cracking [600] Tsar is simply cracking [600] Tsar is simply cracking [600] Tsar is simply cracking [600] Tsar is simply cracking [600] Tsar is simply cracking [600] Tsar is simply cracking [600] Tsar is simply cracking [600] Tsar is simply cracking [600] Tsar is simply cracking [600]
Quote:
Originally Posted by TacCovert4 View Post
Quite. It had potential until it went full retard.

Jason Bourne wasn't bad. It's not something that'll go down in history as a cinematic epic, but it had elements of a good spy thriller, and had all the bits that you liked about the first three Bournes....

Meaning Julia Stiles.
__________________
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedy. -- Ernest Benn
Reply With Quote
  #4069  
Old 05 Aug 16, 07:57
dmf01's Avatar
dmf01 dmf01 is offline
Brigadier General
Russia
ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon Best Pin-Up Of World War II Tournament 1 of the ACG 2017-2018 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Perm
Posts: 2,499
dmf01 is a jewel in the rough [500]
dmf01 is a jewel in the rough [500] dmf01 is a jewel in the rough [500] dmf01 is a jewel in the rough [500] dmf01 is a jewel in the rough [500] dmf01 is a jewel in the rough [500] dmf01 is a jewel in the rough [500] dmf01 is a jewel in the rough [500] dmf01 is a jewel in the rough [500] dmf01 is a jewel in the rough [500]
Чистилище (Purgatory)
Russian 1997 film about 1st Chechen War.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ2XZ8W2t-o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIQSLN5ZNws
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJ2h1nHqjMc
__________________
"Keep Calm. Use Less X's"
Reply With Quote
  #4070  
Old 07 Aug 16, 09:35
Capt AFB's Avatar
Capt AFB Capt AFB is offline
Lieutenant General
Canada
ACG Ten Year Service Award ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon Greatest Blunders Campaign Best Pin-Up Of World War II 
Most Significant/Influential Tank Campaign Most Significant/Influential Fighter Campaign Tournament 1 of the ACG 2017-2018 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Eastern Canada
Posts: 3,798
Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300] Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300] Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300] Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300] Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300] Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300] Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300] Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300] Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300] Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300] Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300] Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300] Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300] Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300]
"The Secret Lives of Pets". Bring your kids. Don't get a bunny rabbit or alligator as a pet.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

  #4071  
Old 07 Aug 16, 13:47
Bwaha's Avatar
Bwaha Bwaha is offline
General of the Forums
United_States
ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon Best Pin-Up Of World War II Most Significant/Influential Tank Campaign Most Significant/Influential Fighter Campaign 
Most Significant/Influential Multi-Role Aircraft C Tournament 1 of the ACG 2017-2018 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Orbiting the Sun
Posts: 18,431
Bwaha has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Bwaha has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Bwaha has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
Bwaha has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Bwaha has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Bwaha has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Bwaha has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Bwaha has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Bwaha has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Bwaha has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Bwaha has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Bwaha has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Bwaha has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Bwaha has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Bwaha has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Bwaha has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Bwaha has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
Suicide Squad is quite a stinker as well. Where's all the funny bits we were promised? It's just more of the dark DC sewer-verse.
__________________
Credo quia absurdum.


Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman
Reply With Quote
  #4072  
Old 18 Aug 16, 19:44
Nick the Noodle's Avatar
Nick the Noodle Nick the Noodle is offline
General of the Forums
Wales
Distinguished Service Award ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon Greatest Westerns Campaign Greatest Spy Movies Campaign 
Greatest Blunders Campaign Best Pin-Up Of World War II Most Significant/Influential Tank Campaign Most Significant/Influential Fighter Campaign 
Most Significant/Influential Multi-Role Aircraft C Tournament 1 and preceding Mini-Polls SPQR Campaign Greatest/Best Tank of WW2 Campaign 
CWiE 1939-45 Campaign 
 
Real Name: Tin Pot Noodle
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Land of the Red Dragon
Posts: 17,695
Nick the Noodle has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Nick the Noodle has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Nick the Noodle has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Nick the Noodle has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Nick the Noodle has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Nick the Noodle has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Nick the Noodle has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Nick the Noodle has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Nick the Noodle has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
Nick the Noodle has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Nick the Noodle has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Nick the Noodle has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
Top Gun. Finally forced to watch it by the missus. I'm not an expert concerning aviation, but the combat scenes looked less than authentic. Can see why it was a classic but it appears to have dated badly.

Batman vs Superman. Ultimate/stupendous etc etc edition. Pretty good, but too long. It needed at Batman prequel to develop Ben Affleck's version of the character, which would alleviate the need for a 3hr film. WW was underused.

Jungle Book and BFG. Went with my kids to see these. Thoroughly enjoyed.

The Purge. Enjoyed this, but would have liked to see another 15-30 mins to develop the plot with the neighbours. Nice to see Cersei Lannister in another role.
__________________
How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic: http://grist.org/series/skeptics/
Global Warming & Climate Change Myths: https://www.skepticalscience.com/argument.php
Reply With Quote
  #4073  
Old 18 Aug 16, 23:28
R. Evans's Avatar
R. Evans R. Evans is offline
General of the Forums
United_States
ACG Ten Year Service Award ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon March Offensive Summer Campaign 
100 Greatest Generals, 2008 Most Decisive Battle Campaign, 2008 Greatest Westerns Campaign Greatest Spy Movies Campaign 
Greatest Blunders Campaign Most Significant/Influential Tank Campaign Most Significant/Influential Fighter Campaign Most Significant/Influential Multi-Role Aircraft C 
Tournament 1 of the ACG 2017-2018 
 
Real Name: Bob Evans
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Salem, OH
Posts: 14,914
R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick the Noodle View Post
Top Gun. Finally forced to watch it by the missus. I'm not an expert concerning aviation, but the combat scenes looked less than authentic. Can see why it was a classic but it appears to have dated badly.

Batman vs Superman. Ultimate/stupendous etc etc edition. Pretty good, but too long. It needed at Batman prequel to develop Ben Affleck's version of the character, which would alleviate the need for a 3hr film. WW was underused.

Jungle Book and BFG. Went with my kids to see these. Thoroughly enjoyed.

The Purge. Enjoyed this, but would have liked to see another 15-30 mins to develop the plot with the neighbours. Nice to see Cersei Lannister in another role.
Agree with all your reviews.

You and I must be in the minority on Top Gun. I hated that movie when it came out 1986 and still hate it today. It was the beginning of the run of Jerry Bruckheimer crap movies that dominated the 80s and 90s.
__________________
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Reply With Quote
  #4074  
Old 19 Aug 16, 11:41
Capt AFB's Avatar
Capt AFB Capt AFB is offline
Lieutenant General
Canada
ACG Ten Year Service Award ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon Greatest Blunders Campaign Best Pin-Up Of World War II 
Most Significant/Influential Tank Campaign Most Significant/Influential Fighter Campaign Tournament 1 of the ACG 2017-2018 
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Eastern Canada
Posts: 3,798
Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300] Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300] Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300] Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300] Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300] Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300] Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300] Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300] Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300] Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300] Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300] Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300] Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300] Capt AFB is on a distinguished road [300]
Finally got to go see Star Trek Beyond.

I enjoyed it. A good sci fi action movie.

Nice tribute Leonard Nimoy.
Reply With Quote
  #4075  
Old 21 Aug 16, 18:58
Nick the Noodle's Avatar
Nick the Noodle Nick the Noodle is offline
General of the Forums
Wales
Distinguished Service Award ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon Greatest Westerns Campaign Greatest Spy Movies Campaign 
Greatest Blunders Campaign Best Pin-Up Of World War II Most Significant/Influential Tank Campaign Most Significant/Influential Fighter Campaign 
Most Significant/Influential Multi-Role Aircraft C Tournament 1 and preceding Mini-Polls SPQR Campaign Greatest/Best Tank of WW2 Campaign 
CWiE 1939-45 Campaign 
 
Real Name: Tin Pot Noodle
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Land of the Red Dragon
Posts: 17,695
Nick the Noodle has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Nick the Noodle has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Nick the Noodle has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Nick the Noodle has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Nick the Noodle has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Nick the Noodle has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Nick the Noodle has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Nick the Noodle has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Nick the Noodle has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
Nick the Noodle has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Nick the Noodle has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Nick the Noodle has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Can't remember the last time I watched this. That said, it was thoroughly enjoyable. Apart from when the Ark was opened, the film had not dated.
__________________
How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic: http://grist.org/series/skeptics/
Global Warming & Climate Change Myths: https://www.skepticalscience.com/argument.php
Reply With Quote
  #4076  
Old 21 Aug 16, 19:47
lakechampainer's Avatar
lakechampainer lakechampainer is offline
General of the Forums
United_States
ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon Greatest Blunders Campaign Best Pin-Up Of World War II Most Significant/Influential Tank Campaign 
Most Significant/Influential Fighter Campaign Most Significant/Influential Multi-Role Aircraft C 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Oceania
Posts: 10,057
lakechampainer is simply cracking [600]
lakechampainer is simply cracking [600] lakechampainer is simply cracking [600] lakechampainer is simply cracking [600] lakechampainer is simply cracking [600] lakechampainer is simply cracking [600] lakechampainer is simply cracking [600] lakechampainer is simply cracking [600] lakechampainer is simply cracking [600] lakechampainer is simply cracking [600] lakechampainer is simply cracking [600] lakechampainer is simply cracking [600] lakechampainer is simply cracking [600]
I saw "Anthropoid" today with my wife. I give it 5 out of 5. My wife gave it a 4 out of 5 - not crazy about the subject matter. It is the story of the plot to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich in Prague in 1942. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It was filmed Prague etc. and i enjoyed the scenes - it was good in the sense of being a "period peace". I also enjoyed the pacing - in other words, the beginning didn't drag and the climactic scene was not drawn out.

Last edited by lakechampainer; 21 Aug 16 at 20:00..
Reply With Quote
  #4077  
Old 21 Aug 16, 23:39
Captain General's Avatar
Captain General Captain General is offline
General
United_States
ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon Greatest Westerns Campaign Best Pin-Up Of World War II SPQR Campaign 
 
Real Name: Chuck
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Pittsburg, Kansas
Posts: 5,256
Captain General gives and gets respect [800]
Captain General gives and gets respect [800] Captain General gives and gets respect [800] Captain General gives and gets respect [800] Captain General gives and gets respect [800] Captain General gives and gets respect [800] Captain General gives and gets respect [800] Captain General gives and gets respect [800] Captain General gives and gets respect [800] Captain General gives and gets respect [800] Captain General gives and gets respect [800] Captain General gives and gets respect [800] Captain General gives and gets respect [800] Captain General gives and gets respect [800] Captain General gives and gets respect [800] Captain General gives and gets respect [800]
Inside Llewyn Davis



Excellent film by the Coen Brothers.
__________________
"The blade itself incites to deeds of violence".

Homer


BoRG
Reply With Quote
  #4078  
Old 22 Aug 16, 05:46
R. Evans's Avatar
R. Evans R. Evans is offline
General of the Forums
United_States
ACG Ten Year Service Award ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon March Offensive Summer Campaign 
100 Greatest Generals, 2008 Most Decisive Battle Campaign, 2008 Greatest Westerns Campaign Greatest Spy Movies Campaign 
Greatest Blunders Campaign Most Significant/Influential Tank Campaign Most Significant/Influential Fighter Campaign Most Significant/Influential Multi-Role Aircraft C 
Tournament 1 of the ACG 2017-2018 
 
Real Name: Bob Evans
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Salem, OH
Posts: 14,914
R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+] R. Evans has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
Captain America: Civil War with the grandson. Good movie made even better by the $3 matinee ticket price.
__________________
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Reply With Quote
  #4079  
Old 22 Aug 16, 06:35
Gixxer86g's Avatar
Gixxer86g Gixxer86g is offline
General of the Forums
United_States
ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon Most Significant/Influential Tank Campaign Most Significant/Influential Fighter Campaign Most Significant/Influential Multi-Role Aircraft C 
 
Real Name: Jim
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Lost Valley
Posts: 15,579
Gixxer86g has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Gixxer86g has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Gixxer86g has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Gixxer86g has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
Gixxer86g has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Gixxer86g has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Gixxer86g has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Gixxer86g has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Gixxer86g has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Gixxer86g has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Gixxer86g has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick the Noodle View Post
Batman vs Superman. Ultimate/stupendous etc etc edition. Pretty good, but too long. It needed at Batman prequel to develop Ben Affleck's version of the character, which would alleviate the need for a 3hr film. WW was underused.
It was only 2.5 hrs, and I wish it was longer.

But I don't go to the theatre. I watch at home on my nice big screen, and my Audio-Technica headphones, with plenty of beer.

Just finished watching Man of Steel and B vs S back to back yesterday.

Excellent movies.
__________________
ALL LIVES SPLATTER!

BLACK JEEPS MATTER!

BLACK MOTORCYCLES MATTER!
Reply With Quote
  #4080  
Old 22 Aug 16, 06:37
Gixxer86g's Avatar
Gixxer86g Gixxer86g is offline
General of the Forums
United_States
ACG 5 Year Service Ribbon Most Significant/Influential Tank Campaign Most Significant/Influential Fighter Campaign Most Significant/Influential Multi-Role Aircraft C 
 
Real Name: Jim
Join Date: May 2009
Location: The Lost Valley
Posts: 15,579
Gixxer86g has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Gixxer86g has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Gixxer86g has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Gixxer86g has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
Gixxer86g has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Gixxer86g has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Gixxer86g has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Gixxer86g has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Gixxer86g has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Gixxer86g has achieved enlightenment [1200+] Gixxer86g has achieved enlightenment [1200+]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bwaha View Post
Suicide Squad is quite a stinker as well. Where's all the funny bits we were promised? It's just more of the dark DC sewer-verse.
The trailer makes it look great. Is the trailer all that's good about it?
__________________
ALL LIVES SPLATTER!

BLACK JEEPS MATTER!

BLACK MOTORCYCLES MATTER!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Reply

Please bookmark this thread if you enjoyed it!


Thread Tools
Display Modes



Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 17:16.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.